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Germany: Small stream turned luminously green

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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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What's up with all the funny coloured rivers these days ?

Source: Spiegel.de





Walkers in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, stop to look at a luminous green stream. After a fire in a nearby warehouse, chemicals were released and entered the groundwater nearby. According to the police, the chemicals do not pose a threat.




posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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Heiliger Sankt Patricks Tag



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Crazy! Not long ago I remember reading about the red rivers!



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Ok who moved the sign, "Leprechauns- No swimming allowed"

Seriously that is really weird...not just green but florescent green.

edit on 4-3-2012 by Siberbat because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Disgusting!



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Straight out of ninja turtles. They better be careful or they are going to have a German Shredder running around



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Yeah, its perfectly safe, nothing to worry about here folks. What, you aint seen a flouro green river before??? You need to get out more son, drink up my boy, grow a pair already, and possibly a second and third pair... on your back and ankles...


www.abovetopsecret.com... has some details about a similar coloured river in Australia. Navy used ocean dye packs are blamed... hmmm



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Bobbinhood made a great post in the other thread. I hope this quote works.




From the comments section: easy answer to this: My favourite artist, Olafur Eliasson. He has done this to a few rivers around the world and watches and studies how the public and media react to the river. www.olafureliasson.net... "Eliasson watches spectators [present and media forms] and studies their responses in a search for new ways of surprising them, of heightening their perceptions. When he talks about his Green River project, for example, it is mostly in terms of how the witnesses react. Green River involves dyeing a river green, and so far he has done it four times. In Tokyo, he says, ‘a lot of people stopped and looked… And of course they were stunned. I did it in a spot where the cherry blossom comes out a month later. It’s well known as a beautiful place. Actually the police came and. basically I ran away. And the police then put up posters asking anybody who had seen somebody suspicious to contact them. [He laughs.] I have a photograph of the poster.’ It is, as he puts it, ‘a kind of action’. He doesn’t seek permission (though he makes sure the dye is safe) and he doesn’t give notice; he also picks fairly small sites and it’s all over in two or three hours. ‘If you do it on a big stage the mediation of the project immediately becomes quite sensational. I’ve tried to avoid that spectacular approach.’ The purpose of the project is the response. ‘Los Angeles, Stockholm, Tokyo are places where the relationship between the water and the city is completely different, and the way people experience and refer to the water in their local setting is very different. It has been interesting for me to investigate that relationship.’" Read more: news.nationalpost.com... Now, I don't think it has been verified that this is what is happening, but it is one explanation.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
What's up with all the funny coloured rivers these days ?

Source: Spiegel.de





Walkers in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, stop to look at a luminous green stream. After a fire in a nearby warehouse, chemicals were released and entered the groundwater nearby. According to the police, the chemicals do not pose a threat.



The chemicals do not pose a threat.

*coughbull#cough*

perhaps those officials will show us by drinking a glass of that fine water



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Kind of looks like antifreeze...



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by darkwingduck
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Kind of looks like antifreeze...


Kinda what I was thinking. And as for the artist that dyes the streams, how does he know its safe. Do we not dump enough crap in our water as it is. Everyone always says oh its safe, its not poisonious, no cancer causing agents here. Well pure clean water is safe to but hold your head under it long enough and see how that works out for you.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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According to this article the substance in the river Grone is uranine, also known as D&C Yellow no. 8.
en.wikipedia.org...

As already posted, the same substance has been used to dye the Chicago river on St. Patrick's Day. Here is a website providing the history behind this spectacle.
greenchicagoriver.com...

Uranine does not develop poisonous vapors and is relatively harmless. It is for example used to dye bubble baths. Swallowing large amounts can cause anaphylactoid reactions and cardiac arrest but no one will swallow green colored river water. The EPA has forbidden this practice, but I was unable to find how uranine is harmful to the environment.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Uranine does not develop poisonous vapors and is relatively harmless. It is for example used to dye bubble baths. Swallowing large amounts can cause anaphylactoid reactions and cardiac arrest but no one will swallow green colored river water. The EPA has forbidden this practice, but I was unable to find how uranine is harmful to the environment.



No one will swallow green coloured water... except the fish and birds perhaps! These idiots putting this garbage in the water should be forced to clean the gills of every fish and give ant-acids to the birds who eat the fish who now have sore tummy's. Yes, I said tummy, this happens when one becomes a parent



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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Actually I think the chemical might be flouresceine and it is indeed rather harmless.

I had a chemistry set when I was a kid where you could make that stuff.

Someone dumped that into a river in Canada as well: Green River in Canada



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by Siberbat
Ok who moved the sign, "Leprechauns- No swimming allowed"

Seriously that is really weird...not just green but florescent green.

edit on 4-3-2012 by Siberbat because: (no reason given)



How is it weird?
It clearly states there was a fire in a building and chemicals leaked out into the water.
Pretty normal occurrence I would think.
Funky color,sure. but "weird"? Nah, Just human stupidity.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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The Grone was contaminated after a fire of a warehouse was extinguished by the fire brigade. The extinguishing water mixed with chemicals from the warehouse. The green uranine is relatively harmless, but perhaps more dangerous substances have been released as well. According to local anglers, fish seem to have survived the pollution.
www.goettinger-tageblatt.de...

Nearly all chemicals and waste products can become dangerous when they contaminate the environment. Uranine makes no difference. But compared to leaked gasoline from a tank, uranine-pollution looks much more spectacular but is also much less harmful.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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dont pose a threat? yeah fcking right



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 11:29 PM
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It'd be cool if it glows in the dark. lol



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